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WARNING : Don't you judge by reading one article. This site is not for you if you cannot see the otherness of others and sufferings of both sides of the party in the conflict. Security for Israel and Justice for the Palestinians are interdependent, one will not happen without the other. My view focuses on building cohesive societies where no one has to live in apprehension or fear of the other. I hope and pray a sense of justice to prevail. Amen. Website www.IsraelPalestineDialogue.com | Also Check Israel Palestine Confederation a pragmatic solution

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Bernie Sanders on Israel Palestine

Bernie's view has been my view as well and I have articulated it for nearly two decades in over 100 articles at this site www.IsraelPalestineDialogue.com 

In fact the Caution has been around since the beginning, this site is not for Jews and Muslims who do not have the capacity to see another point of view. 

Senator Sanders’ Big Speech

Watch Senator Sanders' speech
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made headlines with his J Street Conference debut speech, connecting strong diplomacy, the pursuit of a two-state solution and the fight against bigotry to long-standing American and Israeli values. The Senator had the audience on their feet when he said that “to oppose the policies of a right-wing government in Israel does not make one anti-Israel or an anti-Semite. We can oppose the policies of President Trump without being anti-American. We can oppose the policies of Netanyahu without being anti-Israel. We can oppose the policies of Islamic extremism without being anti-Muslim.” Watch the speech here.

http://jstreet.org/conference-highlights/?akid=5570.207051.g44KB0&rd=1&t=4#.WLrsMX9P-Uk

The Communal Conversation

Our plenary on the role of the American Jewish community in the Trump era featured a riveting discussion among major communal leaders, including our own J Street U president Brooke Davies. Watch their conversation on what the community can and should do to defend the two-state solution and resist rising xenophobia.
Those are just a few of the most memorable moments from a weekend that was full of them. Click here to watch highlights and full videos of many of our 2017 conference sessions. And check out some of the press coverage in JTA and Haaretz.
We know there are tremendous struggles and challenges ahead.
But I do want to take a moment to celebrate -- and to congratulate you for the contribution you’ve made to J Street’s success.
We heard speaker after speaker tell us how valuable, how unique and how urgently needed our voice and our movement are. Leader Pelosi told us that “With courage candor and passion ... you have honored the call to defend our values and fight for our future." Senator Chris Murphy, in a major speech on US policy in the Middle East, thanked us for being “a critical partner for those of us who still believe in the transformative power of diplomacy.” And New York Times columnist Tom Friedman described us as “the actual heart and soul of the American Jewish community.”
We’ve all built this together. I couldn’t be more proud, or more sure that we are ready for the pivotal fights that we face ahead.
Thank you,
Jeremy Ben-Ami
Founder and President of J Street

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